The Official Music Video For Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban. Below is the official music video for Tim McGraw’s current single, “Highway Don’t Care.” The song features Taylor Swift’s vocals and Keith Urban’s guitar skills. The song is catchy and is constantly getting stuck in my head, but the video is just confusing. I am unclear on what McGraw’s actual part in the mini-movie is…he is a doctor, but does he have any connection to the female? I’m not sure! I do however love the fact that the female character drives a Chevy Cavalier! My first vehicle was a white Cavalier, Rally Sport to be exact. Watching the female drive it brings back memories. Like I had mentioned in the video for Lady A’s “Goodbye Town,” the timing seems off. It is another gloomy video with no leaves on the trees. People can wreck in the Spring…just saying. Anyhow, you guys watch the video for “Highway Don’t Care” below and tell us what you think!
Taylor Swift Leads In Billboard Music Award Nominations. Country Music will be represented in Las Vegas yet again, as another award show is coming up. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry are all scheduled to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The show will air live Sunday, May 19 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Country Nominees: Swift has a pretty good chance of taking at least one award home, seeing how she has 11 nominations for the night. Swift is in the running for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Country Song. Swift is also up for the Milestone Award. Jason Aldean is up for three awards: Top Male Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Luke Bryan also has three nominations: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Song. Hunter Hayes is up for Top Country Artist and Top Country Song. Carrie Underwood is nominated for Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Lionel Richie is nominated for Top Country Album and Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line are also up for Top Country Song.
Taylor Swift Invites Country Newbie Joel Crouse, Florida Georgia Line and more to Join her 2013 Red Tour! Taylor Swift will be kicking off her brand new 2013 RED Tour on March 13th, and she’s inviting a few more talented folks to join her on the road! Swift and her team previously announced that singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor, “Everything Has Changed,” is featured on her Red album, would be joining what will no doubt be a hugely successful tour. Now though, fans are going to have extra incentive to turn out to the RED tour shows. In addition to Sheeran, Tswift will be including country music new kid, Joel Crouse, and other super popular country acts like Florida Georgia Line, Casey James and Brett Eldredge. Taylor’s Red album is easily the LEAST country of all of her releases so far, and she’s been receiving a fair amount of flack for it. So, I’m thinking that the addition of these new country artists has a lot to do with trying to stay in touch with the country music fan base. Smart move, if you ask me, and the new additions are sure to make the RED 2013 Tour a blast for fans. Not to mention, all of these guys are going to get a tremendous amount of exposure from this, and it’s well deserved. See below for details on the 13 Stadium tour stops.
Taylor Swift Won Favorite Country Artist at 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Last night the 2013 People’s Choice Awards aired LIVE on CBS, and Taylor Swift walked away with the lone country awards for Favorite Country Artist. She was up against Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw. Taylor and Carrie were also nominated for Favorite Female Artist but the award went to Katy Perry. Swift wore a gorgeous white Ralph Lauren gown that really put in her a more mature light! Tswift is all grown up! See the dress below. Taylor Swift In Ralph Lauren Gown at 2013 People’s Choice Awards.
Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and More Country Stars In List of Top 25 Tours of 2012 via Billboard. No real big surprise here, but some of country’s favorite stars, including Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, are taking up about a fourth of the list for the Top 25 Tours of 2012, across all genres! This proves yet again, that the country genre has some pretty dedicated fans, but you already you knew that! Get the run down below, and check out how the competition from other genres did! Top Country Tours of 2012. #7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Total Gross: $96,458,890 Number of Shows: 23 Total Attendance: 1,085,382 Number of Sell-Outs: 9 #13 Jason Aldean Total Gross: $39,956,703 Number of Shows: 59 Total Attendance: 984,229 Number of Sell-Outs: 59 #14 Lady Antebellum Total Gross: $38,358,801 Number of Shows: 88 Total Attendance: 860,065 Number of Sell-Outs: 72 #16 Brad Paisley Total Gross: $33,794,719 Number of Shows: 51 Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 31 #24 Taylor Swift Total Gross: $26,310,160 Number of Shows: 21 Total Attendance: 285,715 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 #25 Rascal Flatts Total Gross: $26,155,360 Number of Shows: 45 Total Attendance: 612,243 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 Top 25 Tours of 2012, Complete List. 1. Madonna 2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3. Roger Waters 4. Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque Du Soleil 5. Cold Play 6. Lady Gaga 7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw 8. Van Halen 9. Jay-Z & Kanye West 10. Andre Rieu 11. Dave Matthews Band 12. Barbara Streisand 13. Jason Aldean 14. Lady Antebellum 15. Red Hot Chili Peppers 16. Brad Paisley 17. Nickelback 18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra 19. Elton John 20. Justin Bieber 21. Rod Stewart 22. Neil Diamond 23. Pearl Jam 24. Taylor Swift 25. Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift Tops The List of Most Giving Celebrities of 2012. Sure, we all spend a lot of time talking about Taylor Swift and her romances, and of course, her music, which consistently tops charts in country and beyond. Yet, this time Taylor has topped an entirely different, more charitable chart. Turns out, TSwift has taken all that notoriety and money she’s been earning, and used it for good. For 2012, the 23 year old singer tops the list of the most giving celebrities according to dosomething.org. This year Taylor gave the largest sum ever to Nashville’s Country Hall of Fame Museum to the tune of $4 million! She was also the youngest winner of the Ripple of Hope Award which honors leaders in the community demonstrating a “commitment to social change.” Swift also spends time and money supporting the battle against cancer for young people. So, let’s all just take a collective moment, and appreciate the fact, despite what you might think about her relationship status or musical skills, TSwift is one of the folks willing to give back when she wins big. I’ll tip my hat to that.
Video: Taylor Swift Performs Acoustic Version of Songs from New RED Album. As a special holiday treat for all her dedicated fans, Taylor Swift has released a video of an acoustic performance she recorded live from Nashville during her big reveal webcast back in August. She performs three of her songs from new album Red, including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Treacherous,” and “22.” So, Tswift fans, check out the video below and enjoy! Watch: Taylor Swift’s Acoustic Performance of Three Songs From Her RED Album.
Keith Urban and Taylor Swift Guest On Tim McGraw’s New Album, Two Lanes of Freedom. Tim McGraw has two very special guests on his upcoming album, and that would be country favorites, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift! If everyone wasn’t already excited about hearing new tunes from McGraw, especially after all that Curb Records broo-ha-ha, this collab is sure to get you on board. The new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, is set to release February 5th, 2013, and Urban and Swift are featured on track 13, “Highway Don’t Care” written by Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brett Warren and Brad Warren. Other tracks include recent releases “Truck Yeah” and “One Of Those Nights” (be sure to check out the complete track listing below!). There will also be a deluxe version of the album released including four additional songs. Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom Track Listing. 1. “Two Lanes of Freedom” 2. “One of Those Nights” 3. “Friend of a Friend” 4. “Southern Girl” 5. “Truck Yeah” 6. “Nashville Without You” 7. “Book of John” 8. “Mexicoma” 9. “Number 37405” 10. “It’s Your World” 13. “Highway Don’t Care” (featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
Your One Stop for 2013 Country Music Tour Details! In the past couple months there have been a lot of exciting tour announcements for the 2013 concert season from some of our favorite country music artists! From George Strait‘s final tour to Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley‘s co-tour there is a whole lot to look forward to in the next year. To help all ya’ll out, we’re gonna keep it all straight for you right here with links to all the details you need! We’ll be adding in the artists and links as more tours are announced, so be sure to check back with us often. If what you’re lookin’ for isn’t listed below try visiting this post’s sponsor CountryMusicOnTour.com! George Strait “The Cowboy Rides Away 2013-2014 Tour“ Rascal Flatts “2013 Changed Tour“ Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley “2013 Locked and Reloaded Tour“ Jason Aldean “2013 Night Train Tour“ Luke Bryan “2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour“ Kenny Chesney “No Shoes Nation 2013 Tour“ Taylor Swift “2013 Red Tour“ Eric Church “Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour 2013 Dates“ Keith Urban “2013 North American Tour“ Carrie Underwood “Blown Away Tour 2013 Extended Dates“ Tim McGraw “2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour“ Blake Shelton “2013 Ten Times Crazier Tour“ Scotty McCreery “2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour“ Justin Moore: “Outlaws Like Me 2013 Tour”. Brad Paisley: “Beat This Summer 2013 Tour.” Darius Rucker: “True Believers 2013 Tour.” Rascal Flatts: “Live & Loud 2013 Summer Tour.” Quick Question: Who are you most excited about seeing live? Comment below and let us know!
In a spectacular ACM Awards Show tonight, one thing was blaringly clear: Taylor Swift is NOT an industry darling anymore! Taylor Swift may have performed during tonight’s Academy of Country Music awards show, but that’s the only stage time she’d get as the peer-voted industry award show shunned the pop princess. Miranda Lambert walked away with 3 awards including Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year, Carrie Underwood takes away Entertainer of the Year for the second year straight, and Taylor… well Taylor’s probably counting the days till the next fan-voted awards show so millions of texting teens can keep her thanking Mom and God with her shaking hands and ever-surprised face. So what led to this lack of industry peer votes for team Taylor? Perhaps over-saturation? Much like the Hannah Montana craze, have many grown adults heard Taylor’s tunes courtesy of their little girls radios so often that they are now on absolute burnout? Perhaps. Or perhaps, and far more likely, Taylor has been outdone by pure talent. With such a rock-solid performance of “The House That Built Me” from Miranda Lambert, the flaws in Taylor’s live vocals were painfully clear. Add to it the almost too-technically-perfect Carrie Underwood, and the timelessly amazing Reba McEntire all on the same show, and suddenly Taylor is looking more like the little kid they let in for fun. I KNOW I’ll get a ton of hateful comments, but please, just for one minute, do the math and open your mind to the idea that the perfect princess may not be so perfect after all.Country Music Photo Gallery